Tuesday, August 23, 2016

From the Morning Book

My morning art practice is slowly becoming like my journal: something that sort of continues on it's own whatever else may happen and whatever else may or may not get done. I really enjoy starting my day with art and writing.

Here are some pages I finished a while ago:







Apart from the first one all of these took several mornings to finish. Now when I say 'mornings' I mean several sessions of half an hour, since that is how long I work on this book every morning. I always set a timer. It's slow going sometimes this way, but I like the rhythm it gives to my days.

I seem to be mostly working in markers in this book. I think it's partly because I simply enjoy markers right now, but also because the paper in this sketchbook really lends itself to them.  The first four pages were a try out of new to me Spectrum Aqua markers, which are watersoluble (as you can clearly see in the first one). I liked them, but still prefer my Tombows for this type of marker. The brushtip of the Tombows simply feels more pleasant to me.

The latter two pages were done with Pitt (Big) Brush pens, which are filled with india ink and waterproof and basically my favorite markers in the whole wide world. If the art gods declared I could only use one type of marker for the rest of my life it would be them. ;-)

Would love to know what your favorite art supply is right now (if you have one). Let me know about it in the comments and have a wonderful and artsy day.


8 comments:

  1. I really like the first drawing/painting... the effect of the floating ink, like water-paint, speaks to me. My fave art supply right now? I dabble in collage lately so I would say pieces of colored paper? However,yesterday I re-discovered my very fine Faber Castell Pitt pen (XS) and the text I wrote with it looks like a knitted patch. I can see myself using the pen in the next days...

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    1. Ja, zo gaat dat met favoriete materialen. Dat wisselt van moment tot moment en van stemming tot stemming. ;-)

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  2. oh my -that first one really grabbed me. Please, if you ever make print or printables, put that one at the top of your list (and me at the top of the list to buy several copies!!) Thank you, thank you.

    Still in yarn at the moment, but slowly organizing my paper recyclables towards doing some things with them and possibly goache... :-) No favorites yet...

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    1. No favorites means your options are wide open. Yay! ;-)

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  3. Your morning books are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing these pages with us.
    Barb
    USA
    Charlotte NC

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    1. You're very welcome Barb and thank you. :-)

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  4. Wauw Caatje je bent precies terug volop in gang geschoten ! Ik ben nog niet zo vertrouwd met mijn 'markers' de Faber Castell Pitt artist pen bevalt me wel en toch zal ik vlugger naar mijn watercolor setje grijpen in mijn schetsboeken en ..simpelweg potlood daar werk ik ook graag mee .

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    1. Tja, ieder heeft zo zijn voorkeuren. Het hangt bij mij ook erg van de stemming en het papier waar ik op werk af. Maar net waar ik zin in heb.

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